Scottish Alliance for Geoscience, Environment and Society

Ribanna Dittrich

Department / group: School of Geosciences
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Research interests:

marine biogeochemistry
polar science
climate change
carbon cycling
nutrient cycling

Career history:

I finished my B.Sc. (hons) in Marine Science with Arctic Studies at the Scottish Association for Marine Science in Oban in 2015 and started my Ph.D. in the same year.
During my B.Sc. and during my Ph.D. I gained a lot of experience in field work in both the Arctic and Antarctica as well as in Scotland.
Before starting my undergraduate studies in 2011, I finished an apprenticeship in Germany and worked as an import/export sales executive in Hamburg.

Active research projects:

Title: The Role of Organic Matter in the Oceans around Antarctica.

I am looking into the composition and concentration of dissolved organic matter along the West Antarctic Peninsula. Here, I am focusing on organic nitrogen and currently, I am working on the analysis of the N-isotopic composition of organic nitrogen in samples collected during a cruise in January 2016. From the data collected and analysed, I will get an understanding of processes that drive organic matter formation, transformation and loss in this area which is part of the Southern Ocean and therefore very important for understanding climate.

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